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TrueFan

January 27, 2016 2:44 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow ‘optimistic’ despite wait for 2016 Honda


@Jem, you are indeed inviting criticism. The combined results of the factory and satellite riders compared to their prior performances suggest that something was not right on the bike. According to Cal and others, it was the engine. Since the riders making those claims have ridden it at or near its limit, maybe they have some insight that mug punters like the rest of us lack.

TrueFan

January 28, 2016 1:45 PM

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Scott Redding - Q&A


I didn't comment on Scott's results much last year, because he was obviously having problems and under-performing. Now that he's on the satellite Ducati, I'm hoping for some fairly significant improvement. His new team mate had an impressive year, so he will have a tough yardstick. The Ducati could suit him. The GP15 was an improvement on the previous iteration, but it is still short of the full package. It has loads of power though, and a bigger guy like Scott might be better placed to control it than a tadpole might. He's put in some good test laps, but lets wait to see how he goes on raceday. I hope he does well. Top six sounds like a bit of a stretch goal though.

TrueFan

January 27, 2016 2:21 PM

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Cal Crutchlow - Q&A


@Braap - both posts on the money. Cal's obviously pretty relaxed spending some time at home, and hasn't got into the relentless travel cycle of the season, along with the frustrations of a "problem bike" to heighten the anxiety levels. He's probably had time to reflect on what an amazing job he has...and how good life is. Good for him. I hope Honda sorts his bike out. I also hope he's right about Pedro. He definitely is world title worthy. Looking forward to Sepang and Monday. Less than a week!

TrueFan

January 25, 2016 8:23 AM

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


Luvnit: ... it is Marquez who leans into Valentino causing the contact he wanted so that it would look like Valentino had brought him down! Marquez then makes NO effort to get back on his bike but rides back to the pits, job done!
Perfectly illustrating:
YZFR1: A very interesting analogy... Submitted by David Emmett on Sun, 2016-01-24 18:33 ... What the data will not show is intent. Whatever the data shows, it will not show whether Rossi intended to cause Marquez to crash by trying to kick his brake lever, or whether Marquez used the opportunity to try tgo get back at Rossi by squeezing the brake lever himself, crashing in the knowledge that Rossi would be penalized (the craziest fan theory I have heard on the affair). ...
LMAO. Surely you're taking the p1$$ @Luvnit? LOL

TrueFan

January 25, 2016 10:36 AM

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


@Codger, as you surmise, Jorge would have still won it. At the risk of also further fueling the polemic though, Marquez would doubtless not have ridden so hard in Sepang in the first place (the source of Rossi's frustration) had Rossi not made his outrageous claims to the media beforehand (regarding Philip Island). Rossi is yet to provide any tangible evidence to support his claims. I don't know why so much of this debate is about the direct cause of Marquez's crash. It was not the reason Rossi was penalised. My prediction is that Marquez and Rossi will not kiss and make up in this lifetime, and fans will continue to keep the drama rolling...

TrueFan

January 25, 2016 12:51 PM

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


Codger: TrueFan.........
All fair enough. Although I question your comment about where two riders at the back of the field were going at it, and one of them pulled VR's move. In my view, they would have DQed the rider. Obviously we differ here...it's hypothetical anyway. (At Sepang) They were quoted as saying something to the effect that they didn't want to issue a summary penalty in a situation which would almost certainly be controversial, and wanted to hear from both riders before making their decision. That came out prior to the hearing.

TrueFan

January 25, 2016 3:09 PM

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


Tetley:
Codger: AussieNsw.It's a sad reflection on Motor Bike Racing fans that Barry got his share of hatred from so called fans. ...
Personally I admired Barry for his race skill, his character, and the good he did for safety. However, one aspect of his safety crusade was was saying that the IoM TT was too dangerous and should be banned. Some say that resulted in the IoM losing World Championship status and have never forgiven him. I'm on the fence.
I understood that the push to drop the IoM TT from the championship came from Ago, after his best mate (or at least a close mate) died there in the early 70s. Ago boycotted the event after that.

TrueFan

January 25, 2016 1:13 PM

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


mrfill: After over 165 posts, I think we can say that holding back the data didn't do a very good job of reducing polemics.
I have to admit, I had a laugh at that. Not that it matters, though, polemic if they did, polemic if they didn't! Mind you, they might as well have released it. It couldn't have made anything worse, since anyone that would have objectively looked at the data probably isn't particularly given to polemics...


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